Koei Tecmo to Release Toukiden 2, Atelier Firis, Nights of Azure 2, Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru Games in the West
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KOEI Tecmo Games announced on Wednesday that it will release Omega Force's Toukiden 2 and Samurai Warriors Sanada Maru games and GUST's Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey and Nights of Azure 2 games in North America and Europe. KOEI Tecmo will be exhibiting these games and its other upcoming PlayStation 4 games, Berserk and Nioh, at this year's Tokyo Game Show from September 15 - 18 in Japan.
Toukiden 2 ships in early 2017. The platform will be announced at a later date. KOEI Tecmo describes the game:
Players will take on the mantle of a Slayer charged with the task of defending humanity's last remaining villages from the supernatural threat of Oni. Taking all types of shapes and sizes, these demons creep out of dark rifts in space and time to prey on mankind. Warriors from the ancient and secret cast of the Slayers are the only ones equipped to stop them!
KOEI Tecmo Games released Toukiden 2 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in July.
The PlayStation 4 version of Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey will be playable at Tokyo Game Show. Further information on release dates and platforms will be announced at a later date. KOEI Tecmo describes the game:
The second part in the Mysterious trilogy, Atelier Firis, follows the journey of a young alchemist through an exciting and colorful world. While Firis travels, she learns more about synthesis and alchemy, meets interesting people, and amplifies the feeling of exploration with the immense expansion of the world map!
KOEI Tecmo Games will release Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey in Japan on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on November 2 after a delay. KOEI Tecmo America released the game's predecessor, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Book, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on June 7.
Nights of Azure 2's platforms and release dates will be announced at a later date. KOEI Tecmo describes the game:
Following the success of Nights of Azure, which marked a darker direction for GUST, producer Keisuke Kikuchi returns to the demon-plagued world where players will follow the story of a young girl knight born from the blood of Arnice, the main character of Nights of Azure. Nights of Azure 2 (working title) maintains the same JRPG gameplay elements adored by dedicated fans of the studio and expands this new franchise's horizons with a riveting new storyline!
KOEI Tecmo Games will release Nights of Azure 2 in Japan on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on December 22. KOEI Tecmo America released the first game in North America on March 29, and KOEI Tecmo Europe released the game in Europe on April 1. Both releases were for PlayStation 4 only, though the game had PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions in Japan.
Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru ships in the west in 2017, and KOEI Tecmo will display the PS4 game at Tokyo Game Show. Further information will be announced at a later date. KOEI Tecmo describes the game:
KOEI TECMO America and developer Omega Force are proud to announce the upcoming western release of a ‘one versus thousands’ tactical action title focused on a fan-favorite character from the Samurai Warriors franchise: Yukimura Sanada. In this character-driven epic, players will get a unique look into the Sanada clan's inner workings before and during the 16th century conflict that drove two brothers to join opposite sides of a grand scale civil war.
KOEI Tecmo Games will ship Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (Sengoku Musou: ~Sanada Maru~) on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in Japan on November 23.
KOEI Tecmo Games and Omega Force's Berserk (Berserk Musou) game will ship in North America and Europe this fall. The game will be available physically on PlayStation 4 and digitally on PlayStation Vita and PC via Steam.
KOEI Tecmo Games will release the "dark warring-states action RPG" Nioh exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in 2016 in the West.